Gender Check 3/16/12 – South and Northeast

*Gender Checks are quick examinations of gender representation in individual news articles for the purpose of discovering trends over time. Click here to read more.

Website: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 6 p.m. EST on Friday, March 16, was titled “Obama Arrives in Atlanta For Campaign Swing.”

Here is its breakdown:

Subject:  Politics and Government – other domestic politics (Global Media Monitoring Project 4)

Word count: 1,492

Authors: Male (2)

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – campaign supporter
  2. Female – member of RNC
  3. unknown – campaign official
  4. Male – state representative
  5. Male – political consultant
  6. Female – Georgia RNC chairwoman

Website: Patch Buckhead

On Patch Buckhead, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. EST on Friday, March 16, was titled “Congressman Comes to Buckhead.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – other domestic politics  (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 331

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – Congressman

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Website: Boston Globe (Boston.com)

On Boston.com, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. (EST) Friday, March 16, was titled “NStar Officials Say They Won’t Pay For Damages Due From Back Bay Blackout…

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – other (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 904

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

  1. Male – utility company official
  2. Female – spokeswoman
  3. Male – restaurant manager
  4. Male – restaurant manager

Website: Open Media Boston

On Open Media Boston, one of the lead articles featured on the home page as of 7 p.m. (EST) Friday, March 16, was titled “Opponents of Mass ‘3 Strikes’ Bill Rally at the State House.

Here is its breakdown:

Subject: Politics and Government – other domestic politics (Global Media Monitoring Project No. 4)

Word count: 293

Author: Male

Human sources (listed in order mentioned):

none

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